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IFCBA is pleased to share that IFCBA Director, Clive Coke, President of the Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association of Jamaica (CBFFAJ) was interviewed for an article about the new Customs Act in The Gleaner. Here is the article from The Gleaner: A key stakeholder in the export-import…

Source: WCO The WCO releases a new publication “Customs fostering sustainability for People, Prosperity and the Planet”, which is designed as a look back on the WCO theme for 2020. This publication is aimed at raising awareness of the related WCO initiatives and programmes and of the relevant WCO…

Source: WCO In this new stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which vaccines are ready for distribution, the WCO Council has tasked the Secretariat to work with relevant international organizations to develop guidance materials to facilitate the cross-border movement of situationally critical medicines…

Source: World Economic Forum The new director-general at the WTO will have a raft of challenges on their desk – here are our suggestions for one task a month to focus on this year. The time is ripe for a global conversation about best-practices for industrial policy and sustainable recovery from…

Source: Independent EU customers are cancelling orders from the UK because of a mass of red tape, UK manufacturers have said, as anger builds over a lack of government Brexit support and antiquated customs systems. While problems have been most acute for perishable goods like meat and seafood…

Source: BBC News Some EU specialist online retailers have said they will no longer deliver to the UK because of tax changes which came into force on 1 January. Bicycle part firm Dutch Bike Bits said from now on, it would ship to every country in the world except the UK. "We are forced by British…

Source: World Economic Forum TradeTech, or the set of technologies and innovations that enable trade to be more efficient, inclusive, and equitable, is fundamental to harnessing the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to support the public good. Yet the incorporation of technologies in…

Source: WTO The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note on trade-related issues for COVID-19 vaccine production, manufacturing and deployment. The note, entitled “Developing and delivering COVID-19 vaccines around the world,” explores how trade policy can play its part in ensuring the…

Source: WTO The WTO Secretariat has published an update of the information note on trade in medical goods in the context of tackling COVID-19 which was first issued on 3 April. The update looks at developments that took place in the first half of 2020. The new paper presents preliminary trade…